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Research finds audiobooks have a calming effect
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Chatter box The RSPCA has reported a huge spike in the number of ‘designer’ dogs arriving into its care.

Figures published by the charity show there has been a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs arriving into its kennels. During that time, the charity has also seen an increase in dachshunds, chihuahuas, and crossbreeds.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and Dachshunds."

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RVNs ‘must not be seen as a cheap solution’
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Profession responds to CVS comments on veterinary nursing
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BSAVA updates OVs on pet travel after Brexit
BSAVA updates OVs on pet travel after Brexit

Animal health certificates now available to order
Government will make veterinary medicines a priority
Government will make veterinary medicines a priority

Veterinary medicines categorised as ‘critical goods’
Spike in pet owners seeking travel guidance
Spike in pet owners seeking travel guidance

Brexit uncertainty fuelling frustration and anxiety among pet owners
BBC programme explores benefits of independent practice
BBC programme explores benefits of independent practice

XLVets CEO says the future is bright for independents
RCVS names Mandisa Greene as new junior vice-president
RCVS names Mandisa Greene as new junior vice-president

Ms Greene hopes to inspire young people from minority ethnic backgrounds
Government urged to prioritise veterinary drug supply
Government urged to prioritise veterinary drug supply

RSPCA highlights potential impact of no-deal Brexit
Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant open for applications
Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant open for applications

Grant to fund research that focuses on wellbeing
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RCVS Knowledge conducting study into quality improvement

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AHDB Pork calls for stepped-up biosecurity

Pig farmers are being urged to step up biosecurity to reduce the risk of swine dysentery in their herds.

According to Farmers Weekly, AHDB Pork have confirmed cases in the north and east of the UK and is calling on producers to focus on hygiene to protect their animals.

Members of the AHDB Pork Significant diseases charter are reported to have been informed of the outbreaks.

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